Global ETF launches did not slow down in the two weeks around the Easter holidays and the ETF Express trip to Miami.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Bloomberg and MSCI have announced the launch of the first indices in their joint Climate Benchmark offering with the Bloomberg MSCI Global, Euro and US Corporate Paris-Aligned Indices. These indices will serve as a benchmark for investors to assess the performance of corporate bond holdings that seek to meet or exceed the minimum standards of the EU Paris-Aligned Benchmark (PAB) label.
Amundi has announced the listing of two new ESG ETFs starting from 12th April 2022: the Amundi Global AGG SRI – UCITS ETF DR and the Amundi MSCI AC Far East Ex Japan ESG Leaders Select – UCITS ETF DR.
Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive writes that as momentum builds in global climate policy, developing and retrofitting green buildings and infrastructure are quickly becoming an important sector of real estate.
HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) has expanded its Paris-aligned Benchmark (PAB) equity ETF range with two additional launches – the HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF and HSBC MSCI AC Asia Pacific ex-Japan Climate Paris Aligned UCITS ETF.
Dimensional Fund Advisors is expanding its ETF suite and has filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for four new sustainability-focused ETFs.
ETF provider Amundi has transitioned two of its core equity ETFs (on CAC 40 and STOXX Europe 600) into equivalent ESG exposures. This initiative is part of the Societal Project of Crédit Agricole Group and its commitment to the climate.
BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) has launched an index fund focused on green, social and sustainability bonds, integrating an ESG approach.
A new ETF issued by UBS Asset Management is now tradable on Xetra and via Börse Frankfurt.
European ETF provider Amundi has strengthened its ETF offering for investors looking to tackle climate change.